Daniel E. Guilfoyle



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Daniel E. Guilfoyle Jr. “Foyle” Rochester, NY Monday, June 5, 2023, at age 79 Daniel went home to be with the Lord, his son, Gregg Guilfoyle and his parents, Daniel E. and Henrietta Guilfoyle. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn S. Guilfoyle; devoted children, Richard (Sarah) Sutter, Carrie (Phil) Weimer, Daniel (Ilana) Guilfoyle III, Ryan (Annabelle) Sutter; grandchildren, Pablo, Paloma, Jay, Hudson Sutter, Tallulah Tallchief Guilfoyle, Laura, Matthew and Nicolas Sutter; brothers, Michael (Karen) and Stephen (Sue) Guilfoyle; uncle, Bill Hoag of Lake Sammamish, WA.; many loving family and dear friends. Daniel was a veteran of the United States Army and a proudly enrolled member of the great Seneca Nation. He was known as a "doo-wop" radio DJ in the 1960’s. His career would span the rock and roll era and even includes time in the restaurant business at a place called Big Boppers. You may have heard him sing with The Showvinistics or played against him in softball. Danny sang with the Showvinistics, one of Rochester’s most popular acappella groups, for three decades. He was a lifelong Rochester Red Wings fan and board member and was a dedicated emcee for numerous events, including Holy Childhood, The Press-Radio Club and live music performances. Daniel’s visitation will be held Wednesday, June 14 th 2-5 PM where his celebration of life will follow at 5:00 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Rochester Press Radio-Club Childrens Charities P.O. BOX 18514 Rochester, NY 14618 or Ganondagan State Historical Site: Friends of Ganondagan P.O. Box 113, Victor, NY 14564 or Spiritus Christi, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614 in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. Ken Klamm on June 8, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    I’m sure you’ve played three or four games in heaven already! You touched so many and are in our hearts always Danny!

  2. Dave Mason on June 8, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    A really good guy with a ton of friends, you will be long remembered, Danny. Rest (or sing some great doo-wop oldies) in Heaven.

  3. Tom Turner on June 8, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    A life well lived. Sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Joel and Marilyn Greenberg on June 8, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Carolyn, Sorry for your dear loss.

  5. Bob & Toni Chapman on June 8, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Our deepest condolences.We will meet again in heaven where you will be in the choir dear friend.

  6. Arlene Walters on June 8, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and the entire family. Dan was a bright spot everywhere he went and in everything he did.

  7. Dave Norton on June 8, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    To Dan’s Family, Dan was a great guy and a good person. He was a joy to be around, especially telling stories with the softball guys. He will be missed by a lot of people. I believed he lived his life well. Keep those fond memories in the forefront of you minds you go forward always remembering his infectious smile and personality. Dave and Sue Norton

  8. John & Joanna Palvino on June 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Carolyn and the family. Danny was the best boss and friend you could have. He always made every gathering more fun and is probably organizing a Sock Hop in heaven already. Thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ginny Colbert on June 8, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    My deepest condolences to Carolyn and family. I always enjoyed talking to Dan. He brought the sunshine in every time he walked into the Red Wing office. I just loved him and you too Carolyn ⚾️⚾️

  10. Joanna Palvino on June 8, 2023 at 5:26 pm


  11. Diane boom boom Louden on June 8, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    Danny, you’ll have all the chocolate sauce you want in heaven!!! Thank you for giving me my nickname!! Love you

  12. Lydia Boddie-Rice on June 9, 2023 at 7:07 am

    This heart is just broken. Broken. Missing my Red Wings Board buddy already. Deepest condolences Caroline and family. #restinheavenlymusicandhotdogs

  13. ellyn chafitz on June 9, 2023 at 7:47 am

    Dan was one of the nicest men i ever met. And very funny. Condolences to Caroline and the family.

  14. Gary Larder on June 9, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Dan will be missed by all of us on the Red Wings board of directors. Not only was Dan an excellent contributor to our organization, but he brought laughter to each meeting with his comments about eating hot dogs… lots of hot dogs! It has been a real delight to know him !

  15. Bill Fortino on June 9, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Danny’s wit and wisdom will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Truly honored to have been called his Friend and had the wonderful opportunity to work with him for many years with the Rochester Press-Radio Club. Enjoyed many enjoyable lunches while visiting with Danny at Big Boppers. RIP my Friend. God Bless and Keep You.

  16. Joanne Liberti on June 10, 2023 at 9:11 am


  17. Jack Wang on June 10, 2023 at 11:10 am

    My deepest condolences to Carolyn and family. Dan was one of the nicest persons I ever met. He brought a lot of love, cares and support to our students. He will be sorely missed by all of us!

  18. Carey Merz on June 10, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Danny was a kind and true gentleman. We wish peace to all his family and many friends. Carey and John Merz

  19. Laurie (Johnston) Colombo on June 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    I am so sorry, Carolyn. I loved him for his smile, sense of humor, and his VAST expertise of the Rock ‘n Roll era. I often wondered why your floors didn’t collapse with the weight of his record collection. I will always remember hearing the Showvinistics sing the National Anthem at noon on WHAM. He was a gentleman and a friend to many and I know he will be missed by many.

  20. Lin Fields on June 10, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Carolyn and family, You probably do not remember me, but I was Lin Goodwin and worked part time at WVOR in the mid 80’s. I was helping Klein with his interviews and I remember many times coming to your home and having gatherings for the various groups that were coming in. I remember Dan’s record collection — how much fun it was… I was just speaking about Dan and Carolyn this morning and all of the memories, and I decided to look you up — and saw this. I am so VERY sorry about your loss, but just think of that group of crazies — Jack, Bill and Dan — that is some party! Much love to friends with old memories….

  21. Bernie McCullen on June 11, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Danny, Thanks for your friendship and support on the softball field and off. Love ya man. God bless.

  22. Veterans Outreach Center on June 11, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    The Veterans Outreach Center sends our deepest sympathy in Dan’s passing. We acknowledge and are truly grateful for his service to our country.

  23. JB Conti on June 12, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    If you played softball in Rochester between 1960-2020 you probably shared a field with Foyle at some point………a big man with a big heart with a big passion for life, family and friends….RIP Foyle

  24. Carl Roney on June 12, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Remember Dan from our time at Sibley’s. Great guy. He was also a dealer at Record and CD shows. Bought stuff from him frequently. Always positive, always cheerful, always looked forward to seeing him. Wonderful man. Will miss him.

  25. Rich "Baco" Rokosz on June 14, 2023 at 8:58 am

    My condolences to Carolyn & family. Dan was a Rochester treasure. Many memories of his early radio days…the Showinistics, and of course all my great times at "Boppers". He will be sadly missed.

  26. Max Frankel on June 20, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Danny and Carolyn were my neighbors from the time I was born until I reached the age of ten. They were family to me. I have lovely memories of looking through Danny’s record collection, of their Bernese Mountain Dogs, and of always being welcome in their home. My heart is broken for you, Aunt Carolyn. I feel fortunate to have been able to spend time with you all a few years ago, after a long time and a lot of miles. I will be thinking of you and the rest of the family, and may he rest peacefully and well.

  27. Pat & Gary Grover on July 6, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Carolyn and the Guilfoyle family…Twenty years of Press-Radio Club Day of Champions dinners, lunch meetings, happy dollars, and many conversations later…our friend has moved onto another journey…but his hard work (and Carolyn’s) will never be forgotten…we will always remember the children whose lives were brightened by Danny being in them…thank you for your friendship and love Danny…

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